December 24, 2015

All is Calm. All is Bright.


NOT A CREATURE WAS STIRRING...


Twas the Night Before Christmas
By: Sister St. Thomas, B.N.D. de N
"Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the town,
St. Joseph was searching, walking up roads and down;

Our Lady was waiting, so meek and so mild,
While Joseph was seeking a place for the Child.

The children were nestles, each snug in their beds,
The grown-ups wouldn't bother, there's no room they said;

When even the innkeeper sent them away,
Joseph was wondering, where they would stay.


He thought of the caves in the side of the hills,
Lets go there said Mary, it's silent and still;

Made pathways of light for their tired feet to go.
And there in a cave, in a cradle of hay,
Our Savior was born on the first Christmas Day!


The Father was watching in heaven above,
He sent angels, His couriers of love.

More rapid than eagles God's bright angels came;
Rejoicing and eager as each hear his name;


Come Power, Come Cherubs, Come Virtues, Come Raphael,
Come Thrones and Dominions, come Michael and Gabriel.

Now fly to the Earth, where My poor people live,
Announce the glad tiding My Son comes to give;


The Shepherds were watching their flocks on this night,
And saw in the heavens and unearthly light.

The Angels assured them, they'd nothing to fear,
It's Christmas they said, the Savior is here!


They hastened to find Him, and stood at the door,
Til Mary invited them in to adore.

He was swaddled in bands from His head to His feet,
Never did the Shepherd's see a baby so sweet.


He spoke not a word, but the Shepherd's all knew,
He was telling them secrets and blessing them too.

Then softly they left Him, The Babe in the hay,
And rejoiced with great joy on that first Christmas Day;


Mary heard them exclaim and they walked up the hill,
Glory to God in the Highest, Peace to men of good will!"

Oh Holy Night
Sweet hymns of JOY in grateful chorus raise we,
let all within us PRAISE HIS HOLY NAME!
CHRIST is the LORD!!!




Oh Little Town of Bethlehem
We hear the CHRISTMAS ANGELS,
the GREAT GLAD tidings tell
Oh come to us, abide with us
our LORD EMMANUEL!
Christmas Carol of the Bells
Ring Christmas bells,
Merrily ring
Tell all the world
JESUS IS KING
Masters in the Hall
This is Christ, the Lord
Masters be ye glad!
Christmas is come in
And no folk shall be sad!

Joy to the World
Joy to the world! the Lord is come;
Let earth receive her King;
Let every heart prepare him room,
And heaven and nature sing,

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Wishing you and yours a blessed Christmas Eve. 

And if you're offline the rest of the week I wish you a very MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

3 comments:

the girl in the red shoes said...

Merry Christmas sweet friend!

Emily said...

Wishing you a wonderful Christmas and time spent with family!! xoxo

Kristina (Ms.Modify) said...

I think sometimes we all forget the true reason of the holiday, thanks for sharing and reminding us! Have a merry Christmas Eve! xoxo